Report: Dallas Stars D Stephane Robidas Signs With HIFK Helsinki

Jerome Miron-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire

HIFK Helsinki of SM-liiga announced Monday that Dallas Stars D Stephane Robidas has signed a one-month contract to play in Finland.

Another Dallas Star is evidently jumping ship to play in Europe while the NHL's lockout of the NHLPA and it's members continues. HIFK Helsinki announced on their website Monday that Stephane Robidas has signed a one-month contract, with options to extend as (when) the lockout drags on.

HIFK Helsinki is a member of Finland's SM-liiga, where Philip Larsen is also playing (Lukko). During the last NHL lockout in 2004-2005 Robidas played with the Frankfurt Lions of the German League where he scored 47 points in 51 games and was a +14.

Robidas could be seen this morning working out with the Allen Americans in Allen as their training camp opened, and will perhaps be there the remainder of the week. IFK reports Robidas will make his debut there "next weekend."

Below is the complete list of Dallas Stars players that have now chosen to spend their lockout overseas...

Jamie Benn Dallas Stars Hamburg Freezers DEL Germany
Jaromir Jagr Dallas Stars HC Kladno Czech Extraliga Czech Republic
Philip Larsen Dallas Stars Lukko SM-liiga Finland
Stephane Robidas Dallas Stars HIFK SM-liiga Finland
Tom Wandell Dallas Stars Severstal Cherepovets KHL Russia

The release, from IFK's web site...

Oy HIFK-Hockey Ab tiedottaa tehneensä sopimuksen kanadalaisen puolustajan Stephane Robidasin kanssa.

Sopimus on voimassa kuukauden ja sitä voidaan jatkaa tarvittaessa, mikäli NHL:n työsulku jatkuu.

Robidas suorittaa ensiesiintymisensä IFK:ssa ensi viikonloppuna.

Or if you prefer the Google Translation...

SCUBA-Hockey Oy Ab informs that it has closed a Canadian defender Stephane Robidasin with.

The agreement is valid for one month and can be extended if necessary, if the NHL lockout continues.

Robidas perform debut in IFK for next weekend.

Which Dallas Star will leave next?

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